The importance of Using Visual schedules in the classroom! Visual schedules are just a visual prompt that is used to help are kids understand what is coming next.  Simple right?  But so many teachers forget to use them and I have even talked to some teachers who think that they are a waste of time (WHAT???)   Visual schedules are actually evidence based practices and are based on the idea that students on the spectrum struggle with predicting what comes next.  These visual schedules are made and used to help depict their day or what will happen next.  We should all be using them.  No matter what type of schedules you are using, you NEED to be using them.  Students on the Autism spectrum often need to visually see what is coming next or how their day is going to go.  Here is a list of all the reasons that using visual schedules is important. 1. Anxiety Reducing - First and foremost is the fact that it reduces anxiety.  There are many students on the spectrum that have daily...